In the Peoples Republic of Maryland (I do) and you plan on attending a Peace group meeting, or even a Anti-Death Penalty group, don’t give out your name to anyone. There just might be a State Thug Police Officer, making sure you aren’t a “Terrorist”.
Undercover Maryland State Police officers repeatedly spied on peace activists and anti-death penalty groups in recent years and entered the names of some in a law-enforcement database of people thought to be terrorists or drug traffickers, newly released documents show.
I can’t say this enough. I do not like the ACLU around 90% of the time. But when they do things like this, exposing the Surveillance State we are in now, I cheer them on. And even think about donating money to them.
The files, made public Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, depict a pattern of infiltration of the activists’ organizations in 2005 and 2006. The activists contend that the authorities were trying to determine whether they posed a security threat to the United States. But none of the 43 pages of summaries and computer logs – some with agents’ names and whole paragraphs blacked out – mention criminal or even potentially criminal acts, the legal standard for initiating such surveillance .
Folks, if you believe in the US Constitution, are a “private property advocate”, believe driving is a right, not a privilege, if you believe in the right to bear arms and are vocal about any of these things, you might be a Terrorist. Well according to the ever loving, cuddly Federal Government.
One man who was the target of the Spying, Max Obuszewski, who was active in the Peace Corps and a pacifist, had this to say about the State’s Long arm of the Military Law, and I have to say, I whole heartily agree.
One reason, he theorized, is that local police agencies need funds from the federal government, and surveillance of supposed “terrorists” might be a good way to keep getting the money.
And there it is. These dirtbags are always looking for ways to extort more money. And going undercover to SPY on it’s own citizens, that are doing something peacefully, and claiming they might be a “Terrorist”, is a good way to sure up the Almighty Federal Dollars.
Who are they really “Protecting and Serving”? The Almighty Federal Government.